Information and education materials and videos
Information and education materials, developed by the Project:
USAID Strengthening Tuberculosis Control in Ukraine project presents a booklet for building treatment adherence in patients with TB/HIV co-infection. the booklet was developed by Natalya Buhayenko, head of department in Kyiv City AIDS Center, with the support from the USAID project’s experts.
The publication highlights unique features of TB disease, infection control requirements, rules of care and support for a TB patient, and psychological tips and hints on how to motivate a patient to adhere to a treatment regimen.
Considering requests from our regional partners, USAID STbCU project developed instructions on sputum collection, which contains recommendations to help a patient to collect qualitative biological material for analysis.
There are two effective measures to enable people living with HIV to avoid TB: timely and correct ART and preventive treatment with isoniazid. Who should go isoniazid chemoprophylaxis, what should be considered when making the decision to start taking the drug, and who can appoint isoniazid - answers to all these questions you can find in a booklet prepared by the USAID STbCU project.
The booklet targets prisoners and was published by Kharkiv Oblast Charitable Foundation “Parus” as part of the USAID STbCU work in penal institutions
Within the grant, issued through the STbCU project to the Ukrainian Red Cross, USAID STbCU published and disseminated to the pilot regions a Patient Disharge form. Except a regular form, which is aproved by the Ministry of health of Ukraine, there is a special annex – perforated sheet with Notes for Patients. From these Notes a patient will get to know why after the intensive phase of TB treatment s/he should continue taking TB drugs under direct supervision, how ss the DOT principle functioning, how to avoid side effects and what are the fundamental principles of infection control to be followed to protect surrounding people from TB.
Film on TB for general population
The video is targeted at risk group representatives, people with the signs of TB who should undergo examination, TB patients and general population.
Advocacy fact sheets
by the WHO Europe Regional Collaborative Committee on TB. The fact sheets on ambulatory care, TB-HIV integration and the involvement of civil society and communities in TB care contain best practices and recommendations specifically tailored to the European region. These are short advocacy fact sheets that can be used in daily advocacy work towards governments.
Involvement of civil society and communities in TB care
Educational film for physicians
The film is available (in Ukrainian) at the project’s YouTube channel: http://youtu.be/3_Rw11lXpgQ (35 minutes), or by chapters:
- Tuberculosis and Human History
- Pathogenesis of Tuberculosis
- TB Diagnostics
- TB Infection Control
- Treatment of Tuberculosis
Patient’s Diary Tuberculosis. Handouts for PHC medical personnel TB screening form for PLWH Poster A2 “These Can Be TB Symptoms. Inform Your Doctor If You Feel Any of Them” Gender aspects of TB. Presentation for rural women Booklet for most at risk population
Booklet for general public “TB Doesn’t Choose”
A2 poster ”How to wear a respirator” A2 Poster for medical professionals “Basics of TB Infection Control at Primary healthcare level”
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